Some 531 people attended Metro Vancouver’s 9th annual Zero Waste Conference, which took place on October 30 – 31 and set the stage for the 2020 World Circular Economy Forum.
The conference, which focused on “A future without waste: mobilizing for success in the circular economy,” amplified the call for the circular economy, with discussions around business transformation, plastics, circular cities, and Circular Canada.
Keynote speakers included Valerie Craig, of the National Geographic Society, who spoke on the plastics crisis and the need for global thinking, and Arthur Huang and Tom Szaky, who raised entrepreneurial approaches to waste prevention in a joint presentation. The conference also featured four panels comprised of 31 Canadian and international experts.
The National Zero Waste Council, an initiative of Metro Vancouver, received a great deal of positive coverage both before and during the event. The 2020 World Circular Economy Forum will be held in Toronto.